Jack and Jill Kindergarten

At Jack and Jill Kindergarten our aim is to provide a warm and welcoming environment where all children and their families can come and feel safe and respected. At Jack and Jill relationships are at the heart of our kindergarten. We aim to develop positive and respectful relationships with each one of our families and create a strong partnership that allows your child to thrive during their year of kindergarten.

The kindergarten program is designed around the National and Victorian Educational Frameworks and Guidelines. It is a play based emergent curriculum that is open and flexible and designed so that it supports each child's individual developmental and scaffolds upon their existing knowledge, developing important social, emotional and cognitive skills to prepare children for a more formal setting at school.

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Facilities and Services

  • Beautiful yard with mud pitch, swings, creek bed
  • Verandah and shade sails
  • Sensory Room


2021 Enrolments
All families are required to enrol for places in both the 3 year old and 4 year old programs for 2021. Even if your child attended the 3 year old program you will need to complete the online enrolment form. This is due to the inclusion of the funded 3 year old progarm at our kindergarten.

Link to important dates and more information for 2021 Enrolments

Enquiries: Please contact the  YMCA Early Years Management
team by email at yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au 
or on (03) 4311 1500.


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Contact Details

19 Robsons Lane
Ararat, VIC, 3377
Postal Address
19 Robsons Lane
Ararat, VIC, 3377
(03) 4311 1576

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Group 1 (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Group 1 (2021)

Session Times

Monday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Our staff are enthusiastic, committed and passionate about the education and care of children. Our recruitment process ensures that all staff are not only suitably qualified but aspire to the YMCA values of Honesty, Respect, Caring and Responsibility.  
We have an Educational Leader supported by a team comprised of Bachelor, Diploma and/or Certificate 3 Qualified Staff. We also have a team of Early Childhood Advisors who actively support the staff in our kindergartens.